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The amazing view from the house

House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

The house is in a little town in the West Fords of Iceland called Patreksfjörður,

Time magazine compiled a list of the 24 world's best-kept secrets in travelling, of course the Westfjords of Iceland reach that list.

About the house

Our house is a two story three bedroom Icelandic style house in the West Fjords of Iceland. In a small fishing town called Patreksfjordur. On the first floor is the kitchen,living room(sofa-bed),bathroom and the 1st bedroom which has a double bed.

Upstairs is bedroom number two which has two single beds and a baby's cot. Bedroom number three has two single beds. (You could push the beds together to make double beds). In the living room there is a sofa bed and we have a television, a DVD and video player, free Internet WI-FI. The separate kitchen has a four top stove with oven,microwave and a fridge.

The Bathroom has a sink, toilet, bath with shower in it and a washing machine.

About the town:

In Patreksfjordur..there is a fantastic hot thermal water swimming pool with breathtaking views of the mountains and the beautiful fjord, There is also a gym at the swimming pool complex with all modern and new equipment. The 9 holes golf course in beautiful surroundings is just outside of the town.The nearest airport is in Bildudalur and you can get a transfer from the airport to Patreksfjörður,

Things to see and do around Patro (Patreksfjordur)

Látrabjarg-

The cliffs of all cliffs,is home to birds in unfathomable numbers. The Cliffs are the westernmost point of Iceland and Europe. One of the most visited tourist attraction in the Westfjords and are home to millions of birds, including puffins, northern gannets, guillemots and razorbills. It is Europe's largest bird cliff, 14 km long and up to 440m high.

The cliffs are easily accessible by car and when you're there, a walk along the cliffs awaits.

Rauðasandur,

Or (Red Sand), is precisely that: a beach with red sand. Endless red sand. Well, not endless, but 10 km is a lot. The magnificent hues of the sand differ with daylight and weather, and the beach is the biggest pearl in a string of coves with sand ranging in colours from white through yellow through red to black, and in coarseness from very fine to sole-hurting chips of seashells.

Large seals, both grey and common, play with their young's on the beach.

It is a wonderful place to fill your soul and camera with memories.

the Heritage Museum at Hnjótur,

Where you'll be able to see how the Icelandic nation lived through the ages.

The Pirate House:

A newly opened exhibition located in an old smithy. It displays the stories of pirates that raided the Icelandic shoreline in the 15th and 16th century, recreating the atmosphere and experience of both the pirates and their victims.

Natural Hot Springs :

In Iceland hot water springs from the earth. This pure energy is used for fish farming and heating the swimming pools. Bonuses to this geothermal activity are natural hot pools located around Iceland.

Sailing tours

Are the perfect way of relaxing after a great day. Enjoy the extreme natural beauty of the tall cliff sides and the magnificent mountains and the beautiful scenery of Patreksfjörður.

Sea Monster Museum:

In Bíldudalur a neighboring village is the The Icelandic Sea Monster Museum. Tales of sea monsters have played a colorful role in Icelandic folk culture for centuries.

Trout fishing.

The nearby Sauðlauksdalur lake which is on the other side of the fjord just a short drive away is ideal for trout fishing.

Information center and tours:

There is an information center in the middle of Patreksfjordur where you can pick up some brochure´s ,hire cars, book guided bus tours, super jeep tours, hiking tours, bicycle tours, panoramic boat trips, sea angling tours and bike rental.They also sell Icelandic Souvenirs & Collectables and there is an internet cafe inside the information center.

They sell tours for Westfjords Adventures here web site is

http://westfjordsadventures.com/

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Bíldudalur 31 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Secure parking

The West Iceland/Fjords region

The house is in a little town in the West Fords of Iceland called Patreksfjörður.

Time magazine compiled a list of the 24 world's best-kept secrets in travelling, of course the Westfjords of Iceland reach that list.

A little about the westfjords -It is untouched and almost uninhabited. The cliffs and valleys are packed with birds, the uninhabited fjords offer a moment of silence and tranquillity, and the Arctic fox proudly roams the mountains and inlets. The waterfalls are high and the streams pure. The distances are long and the fjords are deep. And then there area few places that you can go where there are no roads at all.

The Westfjords are a great place to watch the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) during the winter and equally fantastic to experience the midnight sun during the summer.

Iceland is the land of ice, fire and water,as the country is situated on a 'hot spot' on the earth, resulting in a lot of geothermal activity, there are also glaciers dotted all over the country. This mixture of geothermal activity, ice and fire, means that there are numerous hot springs and geysers all over the country.

Some of the hot springs are boiling hot but other ones have the perfect temperature to bathe in. These hot springs are equally popular with travelers.

On the shoreline nearby Flókalundur is located a natural hot pool where it's great to relax and look over the beautiful Vatnsfjörður and there is also another one just outside of the next town Tálknafjorður.

Patreksfjordur

Things to see around Patro (Patreksfjordur)

Látrabjarg-The cliffs of all cliffs,is home to birds in unfathomable numbers. The Cliffs are the westernmost point of Iceland and Europe. One of the most visited tourist attraction in the Westfjords and are home to millions of birds, including puffins, northern gannets, guillemots and razorbills. It is Europe's largest bird cliff, 14km long and up to 440m high. The cliffs are easily accessible by car and when you're there, a walk along the cliffs awaits.

Rauðasandur

Rauðisandur, or (Red Sand), is precisely that: a beach with red sand. Endless red sand. Well, not endless, but 10 km is a lot. The magnificent hues of the sand differ with daylight and weather, and the beach is the biggest pearl in a string of coves with sand ranging in colours from white through yellow through red to black, and in coarseness from very fine to sole-hurting chips of seashells.

Large seals, both grey and common, play with their young's on the beach

It is a wonderful place to fill your soul and camera with memories.

The Heritage Museum at Hnjótur, where you'll be able to see how the Icelandic nation lived through the ages.

Natural Hot Springs in Iceland hot water springs from the earth. This pure energy is used for fish farming and heating the swimming pools. Bonuses to this geothermal activity are natural hot pools located around Iceland.

One of the more interesting tourist attractions in Patreksfjörður is The Pirate House, a newly opened exhibition and coffee house located in an old smithy. It displays the stories of pirates that raided the Icelandic shoreline in the 15th and 16th century, recreating the atmosphere and experience of both the pirates and their victims.

Sailing tours are the perfect way of relaxing after a great day. Enjoy the extreme natural beauty of the tall cliff sides and the magnificent mountains. the beautiful scenery of Patreksfjörður

In Bíldudalur a neigbouring village is the The Icelandic Sea Monster Museum. Tales of sea monsters have played a colorful role in Icelandic folk culture for centuries.

Nearby is the waterfall Dynjandi, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland. The great waterfall Dynjandi is the largest waterfall in the Westfjords, a hiking path leads up to the central gorge of the waterfall, allowing visitors to come close enough to touch the water as it tumbles down into the depths

If you are into fishing then the nearby Sauðlauksdalur lake which is on the other side of the fjord just a short drive away is ideal for trout fishing.

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22 Aug 2014

5/5

"Charming, peaceful with the touch of an icelandic air"

Located in a small fisherman village, this exquisite and charming house will allow you to relax and enjoy the salty breeze. If you are parents: there are barely any cars passing by which allows the ch… More

19 Aug 2014

5/5

"The Quintessential Escape"

I was in Iceland, visiting friends, for about 3 weeks and for a small duration, we stayed at this lovely house. Coming from Canada, with a Serbian background and living in France, it is sufficient to … More

11 Aug 2014

5/5

"Perfect little cottage in friendly and beautiful fishing village"

We stayed for three weeks with our 10 month old son. Patro is a gorgeous village tucked into a fjord in the incredible Westfjords. Everyone there was very friendly (as with the rest of Iceland!), and … More

7 Aug 2014

5/5

"magnificent! charming! highly recommandable!!!"

well situated by the sea you can eat your breakfast while watching the eider ducks on the shore... extremely nice hosts care for your comfortness (they prepared for us extra beds for the kids so lovel… More

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